Thursday, March 24, 2011

Easter Sunrise

This is another card using the Easter Joy stamp set from TE. I made a set of cards to give as a gift and packaged them in a clear card box. I stamped the sunset and then colored it with copics. I used a Nestabilities circle die to cut the image and layers out and then just cut the circle almost in half. I layered it on some MME Stella Rose Mabel patterned paper.

I stamped the beautiful sentiment and layered it onto more of the gorgeous Mabel paper.

This is the decorated box that I put all the cards in. I added a glittered cross, some bright cardstock layers and some patterned paper and finished it off with a beautiful blue bow (say that three times fast!). Think that our friend will truly enjoy receiving this handmade gift!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Easter Crosses

This is another stamp from the Easter Joy set. I colored the crosses with copics and then used the Jodi frame to make it pop while not overwhelming the beauty of the crosses. I used some more of the Echo Park Little Girl papers--think those bright colors are perfect for Easter!

I stamped the sentiment inside and then layered the image on cardstock to match the front!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Easter Lamb

I have been a follower of Taylor Van Bruggen's for a long time. She has some of the cutest stamps on the market and the greatest ideas to put them to great use. I followed her lead and decided to use the Easter Joy stamp set for a set of Easter cards. I even ordered the clear card boxes to put them in--I will post a pic of the finished box in a later post!

I stamped the little lamb and then colored his face and feet with copics. I added some quick highlights around his fleece to make him stand out a bit and then cut the whole thing out with a Nestabilities die. The white dots are actually liquid pearls (and look even better IRL). The patterned paper is more from the Echo Park Little Girl collection.

I stamped the sentiment and then layered onto matching cardstock to finish it off.
Will post more cards from the set this week.
Thanks for looking!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Carrot car

This little carrot driving cutie is a new stamp from Taylored Expressions called Hello Spring. I have seen a ton of different projects using him on Taylor's blog as well as on the Key Ingredients blog, but knew as soon as I got my hands on him that I was going to use him as a focal point on some treat holders. I ordered the tins online a while back, they are just big enough to fit eight mini Snickers bars inside!

I colored him with copics and then added some shine to his tires with some black enamel accents. I layered some bright cardstock for the mats and then wrapped it in some new orange bakers twine. I used the same twine to attach the matching tag.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Under the Weather

This is another adorable image from There She Goes stamps. I paper pieced her umbrella to match the Echo Park Little Girl patterned paper and colored her with copics. I layered the image onto a Nestabilities big scalloped oval and then embossed the umbrella in white onto bright pink cardstock to make it pop!

For the inside I added some more of the Echo Park paper and stamped the sentiment. Added some boots that I also embossed in white to finish it off. Think this will make a great card for my Mom, letting her know that Spring will be here soon!

Have a great weekend and thanks for looking!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Birthday Card and tin

Yep, it's another adorable image from by Lori Designs. This is Annie and she has a balloon and birthday cake. I colored the image with copics, added some Flower Soft to the polka dots and the shoes and then cut it out. I layered the image onto a blue mat cut with my deckled rectangle Nestabilitie die. I inked the edges of the green cardstock and then layered it onto some solid brown. I used three different patterned papers from My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hattie collection. I used a die for the pennants added some twine and finished it off with a few buttons. The tin is perfect for a little extra birthday treat or even a gift card. I put a band of solid brown cardstock around it and then secured it with a velcro dot. I used more of the Hattie collection papers and used a TE die for the balloons. To add some dimension I inked the edges of the balloons with brown ink and adhered with pop dots. More twine to finish it off.
I was not real convinced with the idea of challenges at first, but now I am truly enjoying them. Kind of makes me think out of the box a bit and use colors I may not have thought of using together, and best of all gives me a good reason to spend some time crafting! Doesn't get much better!
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Harper card and treat bag

Before I go into details about the card, let me first apologize for the shadows and poor light, one of my lightbulbs burned out right as I got everything set up to photograph! (Isn't that the way it goes some days?)
This is another digital cutie from Lori Boyd. She is named Harper and comes with a darling little doll. I used the colors from this weeks color challenge and then decided to make a small treat bag to go with the card. I colored Harper with copics and then added some sparkle with some liquid pearls for her necklace. I used kraft paper for the card base and ran the brown card stock through my crimper to add some extra dimension. Finished her off with a brown bow and gorgeous flower. For the treat box, I used a SCS template and embossed some brown flowers to add some pop! I layered the doll onto a brown crimped circle and then added some pink rhinestones and a green bow to finish it off. I think my niece is going to love the card and the treat bag too.
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Get well

This is my get well card for my monthly card club. The stamp set is from the new release at There She Goes.
I had never heard of There She Goes until recently I saw these super cute images on other blogs.
I love the image of this dog looking out over the fence. Gives the idea he is waiting for his loving friend to get well soon and come play.
I used kraft paper for the base and then layered three rectangles from my new My Mind's Eye Stella Rose Hattie pad. You will be seeing a lot of the Stella Rose collection in upcoming posts! I added some crisscrossed twine and then layered the colored image on top! Although it is very difficult to see I also used some chalk for the sky, just didn't show up very well in the photo, sorry.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011


No you are not seeing double. I am
posting another card using the Ella
image from by Lori Designs. In keeping with the challenge colors this week I colored her in blue and then cut the image out. I layered her onto pink card stock cut with a Nestabilities die and then added some faux stitches with a white pen. It is really hard to tell but I also added a bit of machine stitching to the patterned paper. I used an open scallop border punch and highlighted with some pink rhinestones and then added three squares of patterned paper along the bottom to add more of the suggested colors for the challenge.
Thanks for looking and for some instant gratification, stop by Lori's and grab a Lollipop or two.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


This little polka dot cutie is another adorable image from Lori Boyd.
I colored her with copics and then added some enamel accents to her shoes. I embossed my green card stock with my new seeing spots cuttlebug folder. Think it goes with the dots on her dress and bow perfectly. A little machine stitching and a pink ribbon to finish her off.
Thanks for looking!